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Gr. 6 Flight

Gr. 6 Flight

All presentations, links, activities, homework and videos from the Flight unit will be posted below.

Lesson 1: Properties of Air 

  1. Watch the video above
  2. Make a copy of the Properties of Air document, add it to your Flight folder, and answer the 6 questions

Lesson 2: Lift vs. Gravity

  1. Make a copy of the Properties of Air Web and add it to you Flight folder notes
  2. Read the following and answer questions #1 and 3

Lesson 3: Air in Motion – Part 1

Air in Motion – Part 2

Lesson 4: Take Off

Paper Airplane Airport Challenge Questions

Lesson 5: The Four Forces of Flight

  1. The Four Forces link (Remember that we use Weight and Gravity interchangeably)
  2. The Four Forces student questions assignment
  3. Play around with this flight simulator to further your understanding of the four forces of flight (must have flash enabled)

Lesson 6: Adaptations of Flight

Lesson 7: Video Worksheet

  1. Watch the video above
  2. Make a copy of the Flight video worksheet, add it to your Flight folder, and fill in the answers

Lesson 8: Build Your Own Rocket

Rocket Design Template

60 second Video Analysis Flipgrid

End of Unit Review

Flight Review – Notes and Blog Hunt! (Make a copy and add it to your Flight folder)

Solutions to the review (Check your answers with these ones and make any necessary adjustments)

Extras

Choose a Wow in World podcast to listen to

Practice your coding skills using these fun challenges from code.org

Gr. 8 Cells

Gr. 8 Cells

Lesson 1: Cell Theory

4.2 Postulates of the Cell Theory (Read and answer questions 1 -3: Due Thursday September 23)

Lesson 2: Plant and Animal Cells

  1. 4.5 Plant and Animal Cells (Read and answer question 4 at the end of the text)
  2. Organelle chart example (From question 4 above)
  3. Plant vs. Animal Cell Labelling Sheet 1 (Make a copy and save to your Cells folder)

Lesson 3: The Compound Microscope

4.3 – The Compound Microscope (Read and answer questions 2-5 at the end of the text)

2. Microscope Labelling Diagram (Make a copy and fill in the blanks)

3. Microscope Labelling Diagram Solutions

Lesson 4: Advances in Microscopy

  1. 4.8 – Advances in Microscopy (Read and answer questions 2 – 6)
  2. Add Mitochondria, Ribosomes, Endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, and Lysosomes to your cell organelle and function study sheet (lesson 2).
  3. Animal vs Plant Cell Labelling Sheet # 2 (Organelle Functions and Labelling Quiz – Fri. Oct. 22nd)
  4. Solutions to Labelling Sheet # 2
  5. Organelle Functions (Full set)

Lesson 5: Comparing Plant & Animal Cells Lab

  1. Lab Rubric (Go over and read before reading instructions)
  2. Cells Lab Instructions Page 1
  3. Cells Lab Instructions Page 2
  4. Lab sheet for students (make a copy for yourself)
  5. Microscope Cell Drawing Template

Lesson 6: Selectively Permeable Membranes

5.1 – The Cell Membrane (Answer questions #1-3 and add to your Cells folder)

Lesson 7: Diffusion and Osmosis

5.2 – Diffusion (Answer questions #2, 4, 5 and add to your Cells folder)

5.3 – Osmosis and Turgor Pressure (Answer questions #2 & 3 and add it to your Cells folder)

Here is a presentation on Osmosis and Turgor Pressure that may help your understanding of concepts.

I realized that the screen went black on the last slide of the screencast. Here is the slide on Turgor Pressure to go along with the audio.

Lesson 8: Cell Wars – Defending against invaders

Cell Wars Student Note link (Make a copy, add it to your Cells folder and answer questions #1-3)

Lesson 9: Cell Systems

The Levels of Organization

Lesson 10: Unicellular Organisms

Unicellular Organisms Defined:

Unicellular organisms are composed of a single cell, unlike multicellular organisms that are made of many cells. This means that they each live and carry out all of their life processes as one single cell. Most unicellular organisms are microscopic;

  • Also called microorganisms or microbes since they are only visible under a microscope.
  • The single cell is responsible for feeding, digestion, excretion and reproduction.
  • Some microorganisms make us sick, but without the others we could not survive.
  • The following are examples of unicellular organisms:
    • Bacteria
    • Protists
    • Some Fungi

Multicellular Organisms Defined: 

A tissue, organ or organism that is made up of many cells is said to be multicellular. Animals, plants, and fungi are multicellular organisms and often, there is specialization of different cells for various functions. In contrast, unicellular, or single-celled organisms are much smaller in size and less complex as they are composed of just one cell that senses its environment, gathers nutrients and reproduces asexually. The following are examples of multicellular organisms: human beings, organs and tissues,  plants, animals, birds and insects. 

~Generally speaking, we can say that unicellular and multicellular organisms are alike in that they exhibit all the functions of life, such as metabolism and reproduction, they contain DNA and RNA, they can exhibit a wide range of lifestyles, and they are essential to almost every ecosystem that we currently know of.

 

Amoeba, Euglena, Paramecium on the move

The paramecium are the larger protists, amoeba are the blob-like protists, and euglena are the smaller unicellular organisms.

Unit Review

Cells Unit Study Sheet

Student Note Study Package (Make a copy for yourself to modify/print out)

Gr. 7 Ecosystems

Gr. 7 Ecosystems

Lesson 1: Biotic and Abiotic Factors

  1. List the biotic and abiotic factors in this handout (make a copy for yourself and save it to your ecosystems folder)
  2. Download a copy of this ‘What is an Ecosystem?‘ text to your ecosystems folder
  3. Read the information and answer questions 2, 3, and 4 at the end of the text (Due Friday, September 24)

Lesson 2: Ecosystem Unit Vocabulary

  1. Ecosystems Vocabulary Student Sheet (To be filled in using the 4.1 & 4.4 note)
  2. Ecosystems Vocabulary Student Sheet – Solutions
  3. Vocabulary worksheet

Lesson 3: Biospheres

  1. Making a Biosphere Recipe 
  2. Making a Biosphere Rubric
  3. Helpful mason jar build resource link

Lesson 4: Interactions among Living Things

  1. Read the Interactions among Living Things note
  2. Note the terms competition, predator, prey, mutualism and add them to your vocabulary student sheet

Lesson 5: Food Chains and Food Webs

  1. Read the ‘Food Chains and Food Webs‘ text
  2. Create a doc called ‘Food Chains and Food Webs’ in your ecosystems folder and answer questions #1 – 5 from the the text

3. Watch the video above

4. Make a copy of the Food Webs video worksheet, fill it out, and submit it to your hand-in folder

Lesson 6: Carbon and Water Cycles

Download a copy of this ‘Matter Cycles‘ text to your ecosystems folder

Carbon Cycle and Water Cycle Handout

Lesson 7: Roles of Organisms in an Ecosystem

  1. Read the Roles of Organisms in an Ecosystem note
  2. Note the terms photosynthesis, producers, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, scavenger, omnivore, detrivore, decomposer and add them to your vocabulary student sheet

Lesson 8: Energy Flow

  1. Read the Energy Flow in an Ecosystem note
  2. Answer questions 1, 4, and 5 in your Ecosystems folder

Lesson 9: Primary and Secondary Succession

  1. Read the Succession note
  2. Answer questions 1, and 2 in your Ecosystems folder
  3. Succession Video Assignment – link
  4. Succession student note (helpful summary)

Lesson 10: CoSpaces Project

  1. Introductory Activity and Tutorial
  2. CoSpaces Rubric and Assignment
  3. Coding Cheat Sheet

Introductory Videos

Using Paths

Middle School Science Summer Prep

Middle School Science Summer Prep

Looking to get ahead next year, or review anything from last year? Find your grade level below. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Mr. Ray.

Grade 6 into 7 Prep. Links and Resources

 

ECOSYSTEMS

Biotic vs. Abiotic Factors

Build your own Self Contained Biosphere student video

Food Webs

Ecosystems and Biomes link and video 

Ecosystems Terminology and Organization

 

CHEMISTRY

Lab Rubric

Matter and the Particle Theory

The Periodic Table of Elements

Some Key Concepts About Elements and their Atoms

    • Atoms are made of extremely tiny particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons.
    • Protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom, making up the nucleus.
    • Electrons surround the nucleus.
    • Protons have a positive charge.
    • Electrons have a negative charge.
    • The charge on the proton and electron are exactly the same size but opposite.
    • Neutrons have no charge.
    • Since opposite charges attract, protons and electrons attract each other.

 


Build an Atom Simulator

 

HEAT

What is Heat?

Thermal Expansion Video

Heat Transfer – Conduction, Convection, and Radiation

Radiant Energy

States of Matter and the Changes of State

 

STRUCTURES

Structure Types

 

Grade 7 into 8 Prep Links and Resources

 

CELLS

Plant Cell Organelles

Cell Structures

Compound Microscope Parts

Preparing Slides

Diffusion and Osmosis

 

FLUIDS

Properties of Fluids: Viscosity

Properties of Fluids: Density

What is Density and How to Calculate Student Note

Density Explained

Calculating Density and Buoyancy Online Simulator

Archimedes Gold Crown Problem – Solved using Density

Fluids Under Pressure: Hydraulics vs. Pneumatics video

 

SYSTEMS IN ACTION

6 Types of Simple Machines

Net Forces Explanation

Levers – Class 1, Class 2, Class 3

Calculating Mechanical Advantage

Gears

Pulleys and Mechanical Advantage

 

ELECTRICITY

What is Static Electricity?

Components of Electric Circuit

How Solar Energy is Transformed into Electricity

Series vs Parallel Circuits

Build Your Own Circuit Simulator

 

Grade 8 into 9 Prep Links and Resources

 

more grade 9 videos and info…

CHEMISTRY

Properties of Matter (Physical properties vs Chemical properties)


Changes in Matter (Physical changes vs. Chemical changes)

Elements and Reading the Periodic Table

Interactive Periodic Table of Elements

Some Key Concepts About Elements and their Atoms

      • Atoms are made of extremely tiny particles called protons, neutrons, and electrons.
      • Protons and neutrons are in the center of the atom, making up the nucleus.
      • Electrons surround the nucleus.
      • Protons have a positive charge.
      • Electrons have a negative charge.
      • The charge on the proton and electron are exactly the same size but opposite.
      • Neutrons have no charge.
      • Since opposite charges attract, protons and electrons attract each other.

 

Build an Atom Simulator

How to Draw Bohr Rutherford Diagrams

Covalent vs. Ionic bonding

 

BIOLOGY

Food Chains and Food Webs

Biogeochemical Cycles

BIODIVERSITY

 

ELECTRICITY

Static Electricity

Charging and Object by Induction

Build a Circuit Simulator

Series and Parallel Circuits

 

SPACE

The Milky Way

Outer Space

The Solar System

The Moon

Moon Phases

Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, Meteoroids, Meteorites


Gr. 7 Structures

Gr. 7 Structures

All presentations, links, and videos from the Structures: Form and Function lessons will be posted below.

Stability and Forces Presentation

Stress on Structures and Structure Types Presentation

Stability, Symmetry & Bridge Type Presentation

 

Gr. 7 Heat

Gr. 7 Heat

Find all presentations, videos, screencasts, handouts, and assignments below!

MUST DO

Lesson 1: Introduction to Heat (Heat in the Environment)

Estimating Temperatures Handout 

Intro to Heat Slides Presentation

Screencast video of Lesson 1

Lesson 2 : Thermometers PDF (3 HW questions located on last slide)

Lesson 3: Heat, Temperature and the Particle Theory

PDF copy of presentation

 

 

Bill Nye: Heat worksheet link (make a copy and share with Mr. Ray)

Lesson 4: Conduction

PDF of presentation

Lesson 5: Convection

Lesson 6: Radiation

Lesson 7: States of Matter

COULD DO

Heat Transfer Quiz

States of Matter Quiz

Learn how to code, tell stories, and make games using Scratch

  1. Getting started tutorial
  2. Animate your Name activity and walkthrough
  3. Use the Animate your Name Code Cards PDF to help you through the activity
  4. Share your project with Mr. Ray, your friends/family, post to your blog!

 

Gr. 6 Biodiversity

Gr. 6 Biodiversity

Below are all of the presentations, videos, and assignments for our unit on Biodiversity.

Lesson 1: What is Biodiversity?

Biodiversity Videos

Lesson 2:  The 5 Kingdoms and Classification

Here is a copy of the presentation used in the screencast above.

Lesson 3:  Classification of Trees

PDF of Classifying Trees Slides Presentation

Tree Identification Resources

Natural History Museum Tree Identification Key

Lesson 4:  Scavenger Hunt!

Scavenger Hunt Evidence Sheet – link

Lesson 5: Classifying Animals – Invertebrates

PDF of Invertebrates Presentation

Lesson 6: Vertebrates

PDF of Vertebrates Presentation

Lesson 7: Variety of biodiversity within species, communities, ecosystems importance to survival and resilience. Intro to CoSpaces online software tutorial/account creation.

Lesson 8: Intro to CoSpaces Activity link

CoSpaces Navigation Shortcuts PDF

Gr. 8 Water

Gr. 8 Water

All information, assignments, links, videos and rubrics for our final unit on water can be found below.

Exploring the Uses of Water Intro Activity link

10.2 – What is Water? (In your group, answer questions #1-3)

Try out this ‘Build a Molecule’ online simulator (Complete the ‘single’ category)

COULD DO (Complete the ‘multiple’, and ‘playground’ categories)

Safe Drinking Water

10.3 – The Water Cycle & 10.5 – Making Water Drinkable

Water Quality

11.1 – Fresh Water and Salt Water & 11.2 Contaminants in Water

11.4 – Watersheds & 11.7 – Wastewater Treatment

Water, Weather, and Climate

12.1 – Surface Water and Climate & 12.2 – Glaciers, Polar Ice, and Global Warming

12.4 – Floods and Droughts & 12.6 – Water is Life

Water Teaching Assignment

Assignment, Rubric, and Presentation Dates

Assignment Graphic Organizer

Innovation Day Schedule and Links

Innovation Day Schedule and Links

Welcome to the 2021 Innovation Day. A day to celebrate Science here at the OJCS. Find all the schedules and links to live presentations in the graphic below.

Click here to watch all of the videos that the middle school students created for their projects!

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